Getting to know: Portales youth fiddler at fest

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Thirteen-year-old Coby Carter has been

Alumna recalls ENMU’s beginnings

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Living a few blocks from her alma mater — Eastern New Mexico University — 1937 graduate Lois Cantrell recalls the days when the school had a tenth of its current enrollment and not even a handful of buildings. Cantrell earned an associate of arts in music and English as well as a teaching certificate from […]

Freedom New Mexico returning to Parade Magazine

Freedom New Mexico Can’t wait for the next parade? Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune readers won’t have to wait much longer. “Parade Magazine” returns to our newspapers starting July 5. “Parade,” which began in 1941, will replace “USA Weekend” on Sundays. “Typically, local news and main news are most read and then you go […]

Lunch program offers education, raffle

Carol Calderon, Nutrition Educator with the Roosevelt County Extention Service, is set to teach free nutrition education to children and parents participating in the La Casa Family Health Center Summer Lunch Program from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at City Park.

School board to meet

PNT Staff Report The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education is set to have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the district administration building. The agenda includes a technology plan addendum, the personnel report and budget adjustment and cash transfer requests.

Fields of hope: How Portales won the battle for Eastern New Mexico University

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By David Stone: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission of New Mexico Magazine.

Custom Classic draws teams from far and near

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Teams came from as far away as Lubbock, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Oklahoma to join local teams to play in New Mexico’s largest slowpitch softball tournament. Playing nearly around the clock from Friday night through Sunday afternoon, the 26th annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic is played on about a […]

Judge rules against former Melrose police chief

District Judge Drew Tatum has granted a request by the Village of Melrose for summary judgment in a complaint filed by former Police Chief Michael Trammell against the village and Mayor Lance Pyle. In effect, Trammell’s complaint of wrongful termination was tossed out by Tatum, at least in respect to Melrose. The State of New […]

Farmers markets offers fresh produce, conversation

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Some come for the money, some come for the camaraderie. Naturally, many vendors are actually drawn by both to farmers markets in Clovis and Portales, which are just now gaining momentum for the summer season. The customers also are enticed by social aspects of the marketplace, but also by […]

Tucumcari woman shot four times with BB gun

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Proposal aims to close road for base benefit

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Closing Curry Road R for the benefit of Cannon Air Force Base is meeting little resistance. But where the traffic will be diverted appears to be the heart of residents’ concerns. A proposal put before the Curry County Commission on Tuesday sought to close the road hugging Cannon’s west perimeter. […]

Commentary: Fly, fight and win: A Spectre’s perspective

By Lt. Col. Sean Farrell: 16th SOS commander and air commando HURLBURT FIELD, Fla.

World War II veteran awarded Bronze Star

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Herman H. Wallace, formerly of Portales, holds the Bronze Star he received for his World War II service. After 65 years, a World War II veteran who lived in Portales has received a Bronze Star for his service. The award Herman H. Wallace, who worked at the Roosevelt County Electric […]

Cannon airman aiding humanitarian mission

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DoD photo: Airman 1st Class Ashley Garcia Senior Airman Brett Manz, a dental technician assigned to the 27th Special Operations Aero Medicine Squadron applies fluoride varnish to a student’s teeth to make them stronger. By Airman 1st Class Ashley Garcia: USNS Comfort Public Affairs TUMACO, Colombia — Members from the dental team assigned to Military […]

Commander envisions growth

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Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen A. Clark sits at his desk. The stuffed ducks are gifts from his daughters. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Sitting in front of his desk, which holds neat stacks of papers, a sculpture of a monkey contemplating a human skull and a toy […]

Guest speaker offers deployment tips

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted a special guest speaker June 13 to discuss how military spouses can “survive” when their loved ones deploy. Two separate sessions of “How to Survive a Deployment and Keep Your Marriage: A Seminar for Military Spouses,” were led by Nancy Jo Sutton-McLeod, a […]

Wildlife, camping at Sumner Lake State Park

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Courtesy of Sumner Lake State Park A deer is looking around at Sumner Lake State Park is one of many wildlife who make their home at the park. Place: Sumner Lake State Park Location: The park is 18 miles southwest of Fort Sumner on N.M. 203. It is roughly 75 miles or an hour-and-25-minute drive […]

Husband’s presence greatly missed

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist This week, I took my six-year-

Coverage can extend past spouses, children

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — One great thing about your TRICARE coverage is it not only extends to your spouse and children, but in some cases, also climbs up your family tree to dependent parents and parents-in-law. The process to register your parents or parents-in-law as dependents varies by service branch. The […]

June 28 What's Happening

Friday Family Bowl-a-rama — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Nature Photography contest — 5 p.m. deadline for entries. Submit to Community Center. Information: 784-6381. Karaoke Friday — 9 p.m., The End Zone. Kick Start Motorcycle Rally — 5 p.m., Main Street. Events include bike games, motorcycle stunt show, live bands, street dance and […]